Monthly archives for May, 2015

Raising A Toast to DC

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It’s 8 o’clock on a Friday – and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s home in the Carnegie Library is buzzing, the evening well on its way to hosting several hundred in-the-know culture-and-beer-seeking revelers. On May 8, in partnership with the Smithsonian Associates, the Historical Society hosted the Smithsonian at 8’s Toast to D.C., a […]

On the Record with For the Record

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Though we’d certainly be delighted to, rather than wax on about the newest endeavor of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., we’ll let Wendy Reiger of NBC4 tell you all about it. Reiger interviewed first place winner Cindy Vasko just before the April 22 opening reception of “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.” The opening […]

SEED Students Take on National History Day

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It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week! Yesterday and today we’re posting about local teachers who champion the humanities in general and D.C. history specifically by partnering with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Teacher Bill Stevens, who has long brought his students to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., this year required his juniors and seniors […]

James Moore Goode Receives Visionary Historian Award

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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is honored to announce that Dr. James Moore Goode is the second recipient of the Visionary Historian Award. The Visionary Historian award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents the highest achievement in the study of Washington, D.C. history. Dr. Goode is the author of […]

Masters in Making History Come Alive

Anna Reiter, Brianne Roth, Zach Klitzman, Sydney Johnson and Elise Fariello, all candidates for master's degrees in public history at American University, have contributed considerable time and energy to the efforts of the Historical Society during their tenure at AU.

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week! Today and tomorrow we’ll be posting about local teachers who champion the humanities in general and D.C. history specifically by partnering with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Today we’d like to send out a shout-out to Kathy Franz, assistant professor of history and Director of Public History at American […]

Online Catalog

Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)